Training Providers

In South Africa, there are 4 main types of institutions where you can study after you leave school. Understanding the difference between these institutions can make choosing what you want to study and where much easier.

  1. Universities
  2. Universities of technology
  3. Private TVET colleges 
  4. Public TVET colleges
  5. HET Private colleges

Before you register for any qualification or programme, ensure that you fully understand:   
-  the accreditation status of the institution offering the qualification 
-  the status of the qualification or programme

Tertiary training options in South Africa

Universities

University courses focus on theoretical training in a specialized field, offering degree courses that take a minimum of three to ...
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Universities of Technology

A University of Technology places emphasis on innovative problem-solving and career-directed courses, in addition to the basic responsibilities of a ...
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Private Colleges

In terms of South African law, private higher education institutions (usually called colleges) are not allowed to call themselves universities ...
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TVET Colleges

TVET stands for Technical and Vocational Education and Training TVET colleges provide education and training from Grade 10 to Grade 12 ...
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Check private college accreditation status here